Veterans Day: Detroit’s Gaddis Gaming Honors Forgotten Black Heroes

Gaddis Gaming has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first game to put forgotten Black heroes of World War Two back in act
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Just in time for Veteran’s Day, Detroit-based Gaddis Gaming has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first game to put forgotten Black heroes of World War Two back in action.

See it now here.

“Empires Fall” is a tabletop game showcasing the 761st Tank Battalion (aka “The Black Panthers”) the first all-Black U.S. tank unit in World War Two inside an alt version of that war. Although some history has shifted, gamers can bring these overlooked American heroes to their tabletop and take the motto of the 761st, “Come Out Fighting”, to heart.

Backers of this Kickstarter not only receive an exceptional game loaded with custom dice and miniatures but real history that has been forgotten for far too long. Let’s meet some of the real playable heroes in the explosive new game:

· Sergeant Ruben Rivers – During WWII Rivers fought with every measure of his being to break the Nazi lines in tanks and on foot. For his valor Rivers was honored with a posthumous Medal of Honor by President Clinton in 1997.

· Sergeant Warren Crecy – Known as the “Baddest Man in the 761st” received that title because when Nazis destroyed his tank Crecy attacked enemy positions armed with only a 30-caliber machine gun.

The brave men in 761st, along with the all-Black 555th Paratroopers (aka “The Triple Nickel”) also playable in “Empires Fall”, liberated people from Hitler’s death camps and fought to further the cause of freedom for all in the fight against fascism. But these brave men are often unmentioned in popular history of WWII due to America’s shameful legacy of racism.

Gaddis Gaming is a Black-owned business based in “The Arsenal of Democracy” Detroit, Michigan. The company’s mission is to create games featuring underrepresented people and overlooked heroes to tabletops worldwide.

The fighting men in “Empires Fall” made significant real world accomplishments that changed the course of history. Now is the time to hear their stories, play these heroes, and create a place where their history is fully remembered and rightly celebrated.

Gaddis Gaming is also proud to announce that “Empires Fall” is made in USA since all the materials in each set is sourced in the United States. Gaddis Gaming also has a successful line of miniatures and other accessories for tabletop gamers. Game developer and company founder Lee Gaddies is available for interviews about the “Empires Fall”, the Kickstarter campaign, and the 761st through the contact information above.

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